Really; read it if you can.
President Barack Obama
When did he say this?
He didn’t, from what I can find it’s a comment from here.
one of my least favourite things about tumblr is that there are people who complain about people who write social criticism. they say, “instead of complaining about it on tumblr, why don’t you go out and change it?”
i’m sorry, i wasn’t aware that one couldn’t blog about frustrations that they have about the world and work to change them at the same time. believe it or not, i’m not on tumblr all the time. i do have an internship where i work to show more diversity in the media. and blogging is activism, don’t fucking tell me it isn’t. many of the opinions i have today about social justice were first and foremost formed by blogs. i know that these people have an influence because they have had an influence on me. and fuck you for policing how i express myself and my frustrations, too.
it doesn’t even make sense to tell someone to change something without discussing it first. if you don’t discuss it first, if you don’t explain to people why it’s wrong and what could be done about it, how would you know how to go about fixing it? half the time people don’t realize there is a problem. writing it down, speaking it? those are the first steps.
you can’t fix a problem until you acknowledge it’s there.
i wonder if anyone ever said that about historians. they write down history all the time. we have to keep a record of our times if we want to know where we want to go and where we came from.
and not, Billy Crystal Is Fucking Racist?
Both also mention that Crystal played Davis this way many times on SNL.
Because that makes it totally okay. It couldn’t possibly be that it’s been offensive all along, no.
My God. Look at that fucking Washington Post article:
Crystal played Davis the same way many times on “Saturday Night Live” in the 1980s, but that didn’t stop hundreds from questioning the bit on Twitter.
Like “look at those stupid people offended by a blackface bit. They should know that it’s okay if he also did a racist thing 30 years ago!”
Fucking apologist media.
Chris Rock said some incredibly deep things in the two minutes they gave him. So he’s the host winner. That guy knows race relations. Billy Crystal? Knows how to be a racist.